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,000 simultaneous users and up to 800,000 visits a day. and all this hard work that president obama was talking about, it's starting to pay off. in nova loan, roughly 100,000 people enrolled in obama care through the federal exchange. it's a four-fold increase from the month of october. when all the bad-mouthing was going on. all this cocky talk going on out there about how it was going to fail. oh, but we had one last play left, right? the obama administration said they expect the enrollment to jump dramatically in the coming months. meanwhile, the state exchanges, they're doing even better. how about california alone? 80,000 people in california. now, this is a dirty word. if you connect it to the democrats. private health plan enrollments, 80,000 in the state of california? that's right. and 135,000 have signed up for medicaid. el with, how about new york? in this state, over 250,000 people have completed applications for obama care. over 40,000 people have enrolled in a private plan. and in the state of kentucky, where we were visiting not long ago, now the number is up to over 56,000 peopl
. >> everybody please have a seat. >> reporter: president obama will talk about the benefits of the affordable care act today at the white house and will highlight the improvements made to healthcare.gov. the troubled website that just underwent a major overhaul. >> they're really trying to say to the american people give us another chance, give the website another chance. >> reporter: 750,000 users logged on by early last night. about double the traffic for a typical monday. the white house promised the revamped website could handle 50,000 users at a time. but when it reached about 35,000, a new queueing system kicked in putting thousands of people including june miles-mays into a virtual waiting room. >> very frustrating. because i need insurance so badly and it seems like something in the system or something is not working. >> reporter: the white house says the system works. the website did not crash. >> that is why we built that queueing system. so that we would improve the experience of those users who visited the site over what they experienced back in october. >> reporter: visits to the
can't use vivid video as an example. >> they have more than that. >> i want to talk about obama's polling number. he was interviewed by i think her name is barbara walters. a delightful woman. about his polling numbers and his popularity and his trustworthiness. let's roll this, shall we? >> are you worried you won't be able to get things done because of this lack of support? >> well, barbara, if you remember, i've gone up and down pretty consistently throughout. the good thing about when you're down is that usually when you nowhere to go but up. >> it's hard to sit opposite you, mr. president, and say this, but a lot of the criticism, it's personal. people just don't think you're trustworthy. >> i don't think that's true, barbara. the truth of the matter is i got re-elected. in part because people did think i was trustworthy and they knew i was working on their behalf. >> strange answer. >> yes. >> strange answer. strange prep for that answer, i have to say. >> really, what would you say? >> i think he could have said, barbara, i've seen those numbers and they concern me. want
. >> people talk about thee end, generosity from the u.s. and others is whye hav made this pro has president obama done as much as his predecessor? >> it's very phenomenal tha aids initiative and for global fund, which the u.s. participates with many other countries in giving. and bush took the leadership, but he had democrats really supporting him. now you've got president obama taking the lead, taking this to a new level and he's got strong republican support. so even though it's kind of exceptional, it's really made a huge difference that everyone's come together to have the u.s. lead the way. >> you are incredibly focused on the issue of giving. you have pledged along with warren buffett and mark zuckerberg to give a majority of your wealth to philanthropy. forbes lists you as the richest person in america at $72 billion. a lot of people ask this question. have you decided how much you are going to leave to your children? >> well, certainly melinda and i think that kids starting off with $1 billion or some huge -- any huge amount of wealth is not necessarily in their interest as well as
's paranoid talk. of course you can trust obama care. in the state of california you can't. the obama care exchanges have been passing out personal information to insurance companies which then market that information using that information, they market their services. >> these aren't even people that signed up. these are people that took a cursory glance, maybe filled out part of an application. >> they're getting phone calls from insurance companies saying, hey, we understand you're looking for insurance. how can we be of assistance. would you like to pay us? peter levy, covered california, listen to this quote, see if you are comforted by this. he's using comforting words. he said i can imagine some people may be upset, but i can see a lot of people will be comforted and relieved at getting the help that they need by navigating a confusing process. >> and the reason they're saying they're doing this is because, of course, they're lined on their enrollment deadlines that they're trying to meet. also they're saying that we're not giving out any personal information like social security in
care act, obama care right now and people are talking about it all over the country and it's a great opportunity for republicans. for to us have a huge year like we did in 1994 we'll have to have the sort of alternatives that bill is talking about. do you hear that, whether it's republican governor's association or in washington now, there is that understanding. i would be stunned if you didn't see a variety of alternatives. >> david gregory for those running for re-election and all the negative messages that are in this narrative right now in terms of obama care how fair are they and how hard of a slog will it be for the white house to try to turn this around? >> i think it will be difficult. ultimately they have to prove successful with the website. they have to have more positive stories that flood the marketplace and the media. look at story after story, morning after morning we're having this conversation of what the difficulties are, what the andy poling is, what we simply are confused by. they are going the need so much success even that's going to lag before they get to a pla
's cardinal dolan on "meet the press" saying we don't like obama care anymore. >> the more the pope talks, the more the cardinals will understand it's god's will. unfortunately clergy people have to be concerned with their congregation. if we have the pope, we wouldn't have cuts in food stamps, we would have immigration, we would have health care, kids would be educated, we wouldn't have two million people locked up in jail and we wouldn't have drones destroying the lives of people that we don't know. god bless the pope. and i'm glad the cardinal hears him. i wish other religions would hear them, because there's a vacuum in congress. capitalism is the best thing in the world, but it's not set up to take care of the poor. >> congressman charlie rangel, great to have you here. i think you can easily invest in green ba nananabananas. thanks for your time. >>> joining me now, editor of the "washington post" wonkblog, ezra klein. good to see you, buddy. it was a big weekend for the administration. now they're touting these big gains, coming out with nbc news being able to verify these numbers.
-- verifyble. when this bill was being talked about again, back in 2009, shortly after mr. obama became our 44th president, it was estimated that there was something like 47 million people in this country, mr. speaker, who through no fault of their own except couldn't afford it didn't have health insurance. well, when you really go through those numbers and i have a book with me that i'm going to reference and i want to give proper attribution, the name of the book is "the top 10 myths of american health care: a citizen's guide." maybe it could be a patient's guide. and this is written by sali pipes -- sally pipes. and she talks about in this book, she talks about that 47 million. something like 15 million of hose 47 million make more than $50,000 a year. indeed, some make more than $75,000 a year, mr. speaker. and they've just decided that they don't want health insurance, that they will pay as they go. and there's nothing wrong with that. i don't advise it. i think everybody should at least have catastrophic coverage. but be that as it may, this is america. we have to insist on enjoying our
we talk. this is interesting. because the obama administration put a lot of pressure on prime minister netanyahu of israel he said, you, mr. prime minister, have to agree to release over 1,000 murderous thugs, including murderers who murdered an american, before the palestinians will come to the table to negotiate with you on the israeli-palestinian conflict. that was our president who put pressure on the prime minister. you've got to release thugs in order to negotiate. we would put that kind of pressure on israel and we wouldn't put that kind of pressure on iran? you see, that's why, mr. speaker, i ask the question -- did the negotiators forget which nation they were negotiating for? because it looks to me like the score is pretty clear. united states zero, iran made out on the deal. the sad thing about that final score, and let's hope it's not the final score, is that again, the hinge of history turns. and if you have an iran with a nuclear weapon, it won't be just iran. you will explode proliferation, saudi arabia will have a nuclear weapon, egypt will have a nuclear weapo
're going to talk about everything from obama care to the debt ceiling and whether or not the art of compromise is dead in washington. we have the unique perspective of a former beltway insider right after this. >>> first, though, as we head to the break, let's take a look at the biggest winners and losers on the s&p year-to-date. >>> welcome back, everybody. our guest host this morning, former senator bob kerrey who was the executive chairman for research and scholarship. and bob, we've had you on most of the morning and haven't touched on what's been happening in washington. big headlines this morning from all of the major newspapers focus on what's happening with obama care right now. the "new york times" is claiming that insurers say the health care website is still flawed. the "wall street journal" says that connecticut is considering bypassing some of the back ends just to check to make sure that people are actually residents and whether or not they would qualify for a lot of the aid. and with the deadline approaching january 1st for when a lot of the health insurance plans
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those talks. >>> the white house in full holiday mode. first lady michelle obama showing off the decorations. 70,000 visitors expected the next two weeks and treated to two life sized replicas of the family's portuguese waterdogs made out of black satin ribbons. have you heard about the latest white house scandal? one of the real first dogs sonny got a little excited yesterday and knocking over that little lovely, adorable 2-year-old girl from alabama. we have photos of the incident. coming up here, this is before the crime in question. we have another picture here showing you, there they are. they look friendly here. >> can we have the other photo? >> there it is! crime scene photo right there. >> poor little girl. finally that is my favorite photo. >> she gets a paper rose there from the first lady. >> she is fine. >> you never know how that affects a little girl over time. >> i'm sure she will remember the hug and the dog and be okay. >>> coming up -- >> we legally have to say trontstront toronto's crack smoking mayor. >> may not have told everything. the exclusive allegat
and the government in his and obama is doing that and obamacare is terrible. so those were the guys i wanted to talk to because they were the ones with the ideas, the leaflets. i said, is this your stuff? they said, yes, your you? i said, i'm in academic imaging academic-- i'm an doing research. i actually study men who believe this stuff. , asking questions, looked at me suspiciously. i said, here's what i am. i don't get it. here's my job. i want to understand how you see the world. i want to understand that your worldview. look, you will not convince me and i will not convince you. that is off the table. what is on the table as i want to understand why you think the way you do. >> downward mobility, racial and gender equality. the fears, anxiety, and rage of angry white men. sunday night at 9:00. part of booktv this week and on c-span 2. bring public affairs events from washington directly to you for putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, briefings and conferences and offering complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house all as a public service of private ind
. should the paper have apologized? please have no in your answer. >> of course no. it's pro-obama. the message is saying he gets blamed for everything. >> i'm going to steal that. i didn't say that. joe hicks said it. he was talking about the rights when he said it. it's true. the only way that could be racist is the guy scoring the touchdown was white and the guy trying to tackle him is black. then i would have a problem, if i was black. >> it's they're ffult. not your fault. >> it's about perception. like the beauty. i don't apologize for mine. it's not racist. this is black and white, the picture. and the obama's america looks like the writing in rocky horror picture show, so i enjoyed that. >> i'm glad you found some pleasure in this. it's not even a good point. >> stephen. >> sir. >> a bunch of people have apologized for things lately, no names necessary here. does that need stop. too much apologizing, i think. >> i think if you look at this situation it's weird because there's other satire type thgs happening across the country that problem mention obama's america and nobody
these remarkable things and a certain talk radio type says he is not eschew conservative and he says if he wants to prove that he is a true conservative in needs to call a rock obama a liar. he was serious. he was serious. to which i said how many times did jimmy carter get called a liar by ronald reagan? never. the closest -- somebody sent me this e-mail and said that closest ronald reagan ever got was after jimmy carter said he liked taking cold showers in the morning to which ronald reagan during the whole energy crisis, ronald reagan's only comment was, a man who will tell you he enjoys taking a cold shower will lie about anything. [laughter] but guess what? you laugh, right? that's the idea. all these conservatives say reagan, reagan. guess what? year was the genus of ronald reagan. he was conservative but he was moderate temperamentally. he was a hero to the right and he was friends with tip o'neill and yes he was friends with tip o'neill. tip o'neill sunset the only thing ronald reagan and tip o'neal hated more than each other's philosophy was getting nothing done in washington. they had
a couple of things to talk about. i want to ask you about the big front page politico piece. the paper tiger. glenn thrush's piece. >> glenn has been looking at the weakness of the obama cabinet. there's frustration in the cabinet and on capitol hill. they are putting a republican in the cabinet. a defense secretary. and people feel sees disappointed folks and at a time how he'll define how to be his defense secretary. he's leading the department in a period of entrenchment. does he fight those? does he go along with the white house in trying to trim spending as much as obama would like. it's interesting to see how much frustration there is in the cabinet not just hagel, but also sebelius. one of the reasons when you have these incidents like you do with the health care system -- >> why is general frustration. inside the white house do they think they are incompetent. >> they are not living up to standards with hagel. he's kind of lackluster when they thought he would come in there and be much more forceful. >> why did they think that? if they asked anyone in his own party who was a re
rockefeller's cell phone to find out if he was texting or talking before that crash. >> as you said he was a seasoned engineer for about 11 years on the job. >>> and now, next here tonight, a big day for health care. did president obama deliver on his promise to bring the health care website back from the brink? the white house says as of today a lot of the tangled mess has been fixed, that 750,000 people visited the site by 5:30. jonathan karl looks at the whole picture right now. >> reporter: healthcare.gov may be working better but dan howard of freeport, pennsylvania has been trying to enroll for two months and is still out of luck. >> i can log on and amazingly i can log on darn quick, but whenever i finish my actual log in it says i can't go any further because i'm not verified that i'm me. >> reporter: he received a cancellation notice from his insurance company back in september. now howard is worried he's running out of time to get a new policy. >> i had a heart attack nine years ago. i'm terrified of not having a policy on january 1st. >> reporter: others experience delays. t
the government is trying to take away the guns and obama is doing this and obamacare is terrible. and so those are the guys i wanted to talk to. they were quites with the leaflet. the ideas. so i said to them, like, is this your stuff? and yeah, who are you? i'm academic. i'm a researcher and i'm doing a research on these organizations. these ideas trying to understand the guys. and i study men who believe this stuff. and they looked at me suspiciously and asked me question. and i said, look, here is what i am. i don't get it. so what here is my job. i want to understand how you see the world. i want to understand your world view. it is -- look, you will not convince me. ly not convince you. that's off the table. what is on the table i want to understand why you think the way you do. >>> "downward mobility." small business owners testified wednesday before the house small business committee on the effect of the health care law. this is an hour and 45 minutes. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon. i call this meeting to order. as we are all well aware, the healt
technology, thank you. joining me is dr. kavita batel, senior adviser to valerie jarrett in the obama administration, a fellow at the brookings institution. how are you feeling today? >> oh, a lot better than about a month ago, chris. >> well, you hit it well when i talked to you. you brought optimism and cheer to me when i was letting some of the panic get to me. what do you think this means? how big a deal is today? >> so, it's a big deal for all the reasons you've outlined, but going back to even why i was optimistic a month ago, as you covered it, in california and in other states, like kentucky, even despite this horrific website kind of rollout, it was working in places. so, i think that today is important. i don't think we should kind of say, all right, you know, hands up, we're done. >> nope. >> i think we still have -- let's be honest, we've got to make sure that we can get to december 23rd, which is, like, the last day possible to get people started on coverage on january 1st. and that's why people on the ground in the united states that are actually doing kind of the outrea
. president obama clearly says he drew inspiration from mandela and one of the first things he did was to protest against apartheid to make a political statement many, many years ago. talking about some of the things that have stayed with him, what he will miss the most and talking about how nelson mandela really belongs to the ages. meant so much to -- he meant so much to so many. >> we're back right after this. >>> if you ride metro, get ready to reach a little deeper in your pocket next year. the transit agency unveiled a slew of new fare possibilities and of them mean you will pay more. debra alfarone breaks it down for us. >> bottom line, it's going to cost you more of this to ride metro's trains and buses, but how much remains a question. >> i think if fare goes up, you're going to see people start taking cabs and stuff. >> but metro is betting against that. today general manager richard sarles unveiled his plan. come july if approved it would cost an average of 15 cents more to take a bus, a dime higher to ride the rails and a quarter more to park. the hikes would raise $30
we've been talking about there's an enormous push behind getting some kind of a living wage or minimum wage passed. nothing much is happening in washington. president obama was in favor of a $9 minimum wage. now in favor of a $10.10-minute mum wage. not a lot going on in congress. in the states you can see there's a lot more going on. california recently passed a bill to raise the minimum wage from $8 to $10. the highest in the country. district of columbia they are about to pass, i think, legislation that would take it up over $11. doing this in concert with two maryland counties because you want to avoid the factor if you raise the minimum wage in one place, walmart threatened not to go to washington. this is a controversial subject. in the context the bottom fifth of american families have lost 15% of their real income since the year 1999. these are hurting people. >> sam stein, this is a central issue from extending unemployment benefits -- you know, progressives have always been pushing for higher minimum wages, conservatives have been talking about keeping the minimum
? how many israeli soldiers died when we were over there -- you are over there fighting in iraq? we talk about israel this, israel that. not join our coalition. you're making fun of president obama, he cannot have anybody follow or get in the coalition. israel should have been the first ones with the coalition. we do noth israel, want them in our coalition. there are some problems between israel and palestine. it would make things more complex and we would not have been able to get a lot of our partners and allies that we got in iraq and afghanistan if israel had been part of that. they understand that. israel helped us with intelligence and other things. putting them in the coalition and having is really big on the ground in these countries -- putting them in this coalition and having israeli boots on the ground would have done more harm in these countries. president bush did not kill any soldiers, islamic terrorists did. we went to iraq for the right reasons. assad has usedt these chemical weapons that iraq had. they went straight to syria, ass ad has had been sent. we went in there fo
. republicans talked about how obamacare is a problem for americans, while democrats focused on the dramatic progress of the website, saying the obama administration hit the big benchmarks it said it would. >> 50,000 people at one time, 800,000 people a day. look, this is going to take sometime before it's up and kicking in full gear. >> 15% of the population didn't have health insurance when this started roughly. we think that number was closer to 10. what they've done is disrupted it for the 85% that had health care and their costs are going up significantly, so we've broken the system to help a few. >> the white house says enrollment jumped from 30% to 80%, but they're still calling it a work in progress. >> you logged on to the website this morning. is it faster, working better? >> yes. i did it back on october 1 when it was very rocky and slow you. noticed immediately that clicking through the pages was very fast. the true test of how well this new and improved healthcare.gov will really come in the next few weeks. there is a december 23 deadline. people need to meet the deadline on dec
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